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Attorney General: Pay

Attorney General written question – answered on 25th June 2015.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for the Law Officers' Departments and their subsidiary agencies are paid less than the living wage.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

No direct employees of the Government Legal Department (GLD) are paid less than the living wage. However, at 22 June 2015 GLD had four temporary workers in London receiving less than the living wage although this position will change after 12 weeks of engagement in line with the Agency Workers legislation. At that point, their salary will increase to a higher rate of pay comparable to the rate of a direct employee. All other temporary workers are paid more than the living wage.

No direct employees or temporary workers employed by the remaining Law Officers' Departments are paid less than the living wage.

A complete record on the pay arrangements for staff employed by companies contracted to provide services to the Law Officers' Departments is not held and could not be provided without incurring a disproportionate cost.

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